Justify Answers Lesson Topic Index | Grade 5 Math | Intermediate Test Prep | StudyZone
 You can justify a math statement or answer by using objects, pictures, or models of the problem.
 Mrs. Freebern want to give 2 pencils to each of the 17 students in her class.  She decided that she will need 34 pencils.  Make a model to show this answer is correct. If each student gets 2 pencils, you can count to see Mrs. Freebern will need 34 pencils in all.

 Mason counted the money in his piggy bank. He had 2 quarters,              6 dimes,              3 nickels and              4 pennies. He said he had \$1.29.  Make a model with coins to show his answer is correct. Counting the coins 25¢, 50¢, 60¢, 70¢, 80¢,     90¢, \$1.00, \$1.10, \$1.15, \$1.20, \$1.25,     \$1.26, \$1.27, \$1.28, \$1.29          Mason had \$1.29 in his pocket.

 Faith was solving a problem. She needed to add:              36 + 13 = 49 She used place value blocks to show her answer was correct. + = The place value blocks show that the correct answer is 49.

 A total of 24 trophies will be given away at the softball tournament.  Each box hold 6 trophies.  How many boxes of trophies will the coach need to order?                       24 / 6 = 4 Make a model with objects to show the coach answer is correct. If 24 trophies are needed, the coach needs to order 4 boxes.

 Remember: Justify answers by using objects, pictures, or models of the problem.

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